On this week's Voice Film Club podcast, Voice film critic Stephanie Zacharek returns from the Berlin Film Festival and joins the group to discuss the state of the movie musical.
In this week's Village Voice film section, we see Joel Kinnaman (best known as street-wise Detective Stephen Holder the U.S. version of homicide procedural The Killing) twice: He gets the title role in the RoboCop redux and plays a "Gatsby-esque" semi-gangster in Easy Money: Hard to Kill. We also ha ... More >>
A terrific small-budget indie.
Today in NYFF reviews: Nick Schager on The Paperboy and Our Children. The Paperboy Directed by Lee Daniels Crass southern-fried exploitation with laughable pretenses toward gravity, The Paperboy takes as its inspiration Pete Dexter's novel about a 1969 true-crime tale and drenches it in sweat, blo ... More >>
With Mitt Romney as its de facto go-to candidate, the roster of Restore Our Future, Romney's designated Super PAC slush fund, reads like a laundry list of New York City's wealthiest denizens. And, according to the Center for Responsive Politics and contrary to popular belief, Sup ... More >>
Films, stars, and the festival itself combat easy categorization
The Raven is not the Poe drama you deserve
The Community/Labor march to Wall Street is on, with thousands of people filling Foley Square, where marchers are assembling prior to the march, which begins at 5 p.m. They're scheduled to head past City Hall and to Zuccotti Park to "unite in solidarity." Nick Pinto (@macfathom) and Rosie Gray (_@ro ... More >>
Rielle HunterRemember the presidential hopeful with the expensive haircut, John Edwards, and his hippie dippie campaign videographer-cum-mistress, Rielle Hunter? They've managed to pretty much stay out of the spotlight since the whole National Enquirer grainy photos, pregnancy cover-up, wife ... More >>
Filmmakers pay homage to the pop of their youth
A Manhattan judge has come in on the side of the city in a fight against surreptitiously skeevy bookstores and video stores. You know, the ones that you "accidentally" stumble into hoping to pick up a copy of Serendipity after a hard day's work, but seeing no John Cusack movies at all, end up ... More >>
Where we're going, we don't need iPads
But did the Mayans say if Palin will survive?
The New Yorker celebrates geeks who read
You know what they say about good intentions
A Marine mom dies in Iraq, but don't let Grace Is Gone get to you
Musto zings tenor and Lance sings bass. Plus gossip hot enough to roast a Friar.
Too hot to deal? Take shelter in the cool and dark of the matinee.
Exuberant "world crossover" stars build us an awestruck bridge to Ethiopia
Schumacher and Grisham both found guilty as charged in crime-drama-cliché festivals
Hell Is Other People
Nick (Out) of Time
Here's a Trend for Jack Valenti: Men Without Guns